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it -- an apiary. a young woman started to have a business that was booming. it was wiped out by hurricane sandy. we got the honey from rochester. >> how did you get into this position your in as the chairman of the committee? >> i am chairman of the rules committee. there is the logistical part, there is the large part, and then i give the second longest speech after the president. i had to write it, hold it, prepare for. -- hone it, prepare for it. >> what do you hope to convey an? >> faith in america's futures. course we are here at the national mall, a tent dedicated to the day of service. -- >> we are here at the national mall, a tent dedicated to the of service. as we're here at the red cross area. they're holding cpr demonstrations. shortly will be taking you to present obama and his family. let's take a listen to what is happening here at the national mall. whenever we do some pressure, we're going to put it in the middle and do this. clerks you want to be over the bod >> do want to be over the body. -- you want to be over the body. does anyone know why? [inaudible] but right. -- you're
or super storm sandy. you can clap for that. that is right. [applause] the servicemen and women and the veterans and their families were here with us this morning are living monuments to that service. their commitment to serve, their willingness to volunteer should be inspiration and is an inspiration to me and it should be to you and i know it is. in spite of all the talk of how divided we are as a nation, how we are as a country, more and more americans are coming together to serve each other every day. volunteers in america is at a five-year high. in 2011, americans spent 8 billion hours giving back to their communities, enough hours to build the entire state building more than a thousand times over. [cheers and applause] you represent that. you're organizing food drives, mentoring children from the building playgrounds and so much more. when i look out and see you all and the kids here today, your service is having an even greater impact because you're in selling what my wife and i and brother and sister-in-law and my sister and brother-in-law are trying to do with our kids,
their home to use sandbags to protect someone else's home whether it be in a hurricane, or superstorm sandy. you can clap for that herod that is right. [applause]the servicemen and women and their families are living monuments to that service. the commitment to serve, willingness to volunteer should be an inspiration, it is a -- an inspiration to me, and it should be to you, and i know it is. despite all the talk about how divided we are, more and more americans are coming together to serve each other every day had volunteerism in america is at a five-year high. in 2011, americans spent 8 billion hours getting back to the communities, enough hours to build the entire empire state building more than 1000 times over here atthe servicemen and women and their families are living [applause]you represent that herod are organizing clothing and food drives, mentoring children, building playgrounds, and so much more. when i see you here today, your service is having a greater impact. you are instilling, like my wife and i, brother and sister, mike we are trying to do with our kids -- instilling that
. you even had some point to the tragedy of sandy hook elementary. washington should be able to walk and chew gum at the same time. congress is fully capable of enacting the legislation and comprehensive immigration reform. -- of enacting gun legislation and comprehensive immigration reform. [applause] not to mention sequestration and not defaulting on the credit of america. other voices are calling for a piecemeal approach. they are advocating the waystation of permanent residency. they are advocating reform for just the highly skilled. instead of balancing enforcement with integration, they are calling for us to double down on the policy of widespread deportation. the time for half measures and one-sided approach is over. the bottom line in this debate is full citizenship. there can be no second-class citizens in the united states of america. [applause] this does not just make moral sense, it makes economic sense. the los angeles chamber of commerce notes, "when the head of a household becomes a citizen, family income rises almost 14%. if we legalize the 11 million undocumented imm
conferences of sandy hook in new ubtown, connecticut but i could hear the mothers speak. as i heard them speak it raised goose bumps on your back and on your arms. you know it -- their words were like a knife cutting through butter. we all have a responsibility to those kids. we have a responsibility to victims of massacres across the nation that seems to be more and more common place to do something responsible and safe that does not violate the second amendment but gives us stronger, safer, more responsible gun laws in this nation. >> you said you don't see yourself riding into the sun set right away. are you considering running for governor of california? >> that's a new question. i haven't gotten that one in a while. just joking. i think i have spoken on that issue enough. i would be honored to continue to serve in public life. for now, i'm looking to finish my term and focus on my job whether it is immigration or responsible gun safety laws, whether it is balancing our own budget. by the way, we talk about compromise and taking on your friends, most people know i had a strong union suppor
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